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Old 03 February 2019, 16:09   #1
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Fold down suicide seat

Front of my console has no seating and the kids want some. I have a hatch there too so was thinking of a fold up/down suicide seat. I wondered about some simple stainless hinges screwed to some marine ply that will be upholstered, with some sort of legs.

Most importantly I think the legs should have a locking mechanism to the deck. Has anyone done anything similar please?

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make it strong you don't want to impale one of your kids on a broken bit of seat
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Has anyone done anything similar please?

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That might entice him out, heís been disappointingly quiet of late.... maybe heís moved on to pastures new
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owt here suit your needs

https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?...-&l=0000001082


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Iv seen folding shower seats. Most donít have the kind of strength for your applacation
But this one could work but perhaps some components will be better if reinforced.
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https://www.marinescene.co.uk/produc...iABEgIIJ_D_BwE

Swap the back and base around?

Or made for the job? https://www.plastimo.com/en/powerboa...e-pliable.html
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Thank you all for options. Here is a picture and another prior to tubes so you can see the shape. In reality I could move the hatch forward and fit a console extension. my original fold down seat idea,was that it would ideally be mounted to curved console front. Most hinges I have found of suitable strength are 90degree which would make the seat point up to the sky. Donít want it to look cheap but it might cost as much as a replacement console. Which I am not against
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Perhaps its my ignorance about ribs since I generally only see the sheriff's rib on the water but...
That's a damn good lookin rib!
I looked up to see what possibilities were implemented by other boats and I saw the factory console seat and it looks small for two, to me.
Not that this is the final solution but have you considered a bean bag for when you have the kids?
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Perhaps its my ignorance about ribs since I generally only see the sheriff's rib on the water but...
That's a damn good lookin rib!
I looked up to see what possibilities were implemented by other boats and I saw the factory console seat and it looks small for two, to me.
Not that this is the final solution but have you considered a bean bag for when you have the kids?
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When our boats static we use a couple of waterproof bean-bags, only got them last season but the kids love them, about £40 each from amazon.
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any good as an idea its got drawings

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F***K me Dave you ought to be on the telly with that sort of stuff Comedy gold. You will make someone proud one day


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Cheap fold away to nowt take on the beach.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N6DX3...a-571838228578
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Cheap fold away to nowt take on the beach.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N6DX3...a-571838228578
It's like a water bed when on a boat. But I wish I could inflate my boat that way!
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any good as an idea its got drawings

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Bulkhead seats. Look good. I will google those key words and see if any go more than 90degrees thank you
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They have been on bean bags all last season. They sit quite low which is secure but complain they canít sss over tubes. It might end up staying the same
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It's like a water bed when on a boat. But I wish I could inflate my boat that way!
Yep best on lawn with a beer
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Bulkhead seats. Look good. I will google those key words and see if any go more than 90degrees thank you
If you look at the mounting side brackets. The seat back hang points slide up and down to stow/deploy. After mounting the vertical tracks just fabricate stops that make the seat flatter. Then make a custom seat back pad that snaps to the console.
And if the seat has some lean back it might be very comfortable.
Grab handles on sides of seat might be good. If the seat back can lock in place.
A fabrication shop that makes towere/ canopies could make all necessary mods to cleanly modify it to your boat
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+1

When our boats static we use a couple of waterproof bean-bags, only got them last season but the kids love them, about £40 each from amazon.
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Ive been using one for a few seasons now... at over 5'+ and a "double" It's Very comfortable and makes a great addition in good weather...and is easily secured under a elasticated cargo net on the move.
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